Friday, 10 March 2023: Loadshedding will be reduced from Stage 4 to Stage 3 over the weekend with Stage 1 loadshedding forecasted for Sunday morning. Stage 4 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until 05:00 tomorrow. Thereafter, Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from Saturday 05:00 until 05:00 on Sunday. Stage 1 loadshedding will then be implemented until 16:00 on Sunday and then revert to Stage 3 loadshedding. A further update will be published as soon as any significant changes occur.
Over the past 24 hours, a generating unit each at Duvha, Kriel and Matla power stations were successfully returned to service.
During the same period a generating unit each at Camden and Kendal power stations were taken offline for repairs. The return to service of a generating unit each at Hendrina, Medupi and Tutuka, power stations are delayed. The repairs to the damaged towers from Cahora Bassa in Mozambique is continuing and is anticipated to be completed by early next week.
Breakdowns currently reduced to 16 469MW of generating capacity while 4 652MW of generating capacity is out of service for planned maintenance.
We thank all South Africans for continuing to use electricity sparingly to help alleviate the pressure on the power system.